Visual delights : essays on the popular and projected image in the 19th century / edited by Simon Popple and Vanessa Toulmin.

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  • Essays on the popular and projected image in the 19th century
  • Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England : Flicks Books 2000
Physical description
234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 1862360073
  • 9781862360075
  • 1862360065
  • 9781862360068
  • Papers from a conference held at the University of Sheffield in June 1999.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Specialized.
  • Introduction / Vanessa Toulmin and Simon Popple -- The diversity of cinematographic connections in the intermedial context of the turn of the 20th century / Andre Gaudreault -- What do those old slides mean? Or why the magic lantern is not an important part of cinema history / Richard Crangle -- "To gain the whole world and lose our soul": visual spectacle and the politics of working-class consumption before 1914 / Alan Burton -- The magic lantern in connection with photography: rationalisation and technology / Jens Ruchatz -- A slippery job: travelling exhibitors in early cinema / Deac Rossell -- "It was not the show, it was the tale that you told": film lecturing and showmanship on the British fairground / Joe Kember -- Fair likeness: portrait photography at the fairground in 19th-century Britain / Audrey Linkman -- On receiving letters from despised lovers / Amy Sargeant -- Reconfiguring Annabelle's Serpentine and Butterfly dance films in early cinema history / Noemia Backer -- The Kinetoscope in Yorkshire: exploitation and innovation / Richard Brown -- "That slick salesman in the silk hat": Charles Urban arrives in Britain / Luke McKernan -- Painting and public, print and profit: Lady Butler's painting "Balaclava" and its dissemination / Tim Wilcox -- Showing the freak: photographic images of the extraordinary body / Ann Featherstone -- The smudger's art: the popular perception and representation of itinerant photographers in the 19th century / Colin Harding -- Poster nasties: censorship and the Victorian theatre poster / John Hewitt -- George Albert Smith's visions and transformations: the films of 1898 / Frank Gray -- The quest for motion: moving pictures and flight / Alison McMahan -- John and Bill Barnes: an interview / Vanessa Toulmin -- "Pictures to be shewn": programming the American Biograph / Nico de Klerk
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  • The popular and projected images of the 19th century are discussed, exploring their dissemination and reception, the inter-relationships of these visual media, and shared elements such as technology, performance and business practice.

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